Chilton playground and active play area in Didcot is hidden behind the church. If you keep driving on the narrow uphill road towards the church, you will reach a good sized parking area leading to the park which is next to the Village Hall.
There are two separate playgrounds, in the vast green fields. The one nearest to the car park is fenced and aimed for toddlers. There is a rusty square shaped climbing frame with a climbing wall, balancing beam with a small obstacle course, swings, and a small spring rocker. There is a tarmacked game area with two basket ball hoops and a wall with four kicking ball spots on it.
Behind it, is the active play area. There is a climbing frame with wooden logs and beams, which for some reason I don’t really like. Not just this particular one, I just think like the design, but then may be they requite a different type of skill which Ay doesn’t have. There is a small hillock with a fast tunnel slide coming down from the top, a zipwire, some tyres embedded in the ground, a spiral on which you hang, one of those revolving pendulum swings and a nest swing. There are also two surf board shaped spring rockers, but I am not sure why they are shaped the way they are, surround by small mounds, which are perfect for running or tumbling down for little ones.
Overall, a good play area if you live locally or are in the area for something else but I wouldn’t specifically drive down. For more playgrounds in this area, check out our Didcot and around archives HERE. You can also find lots of BMX pump tracks and skate parks around this area.
Address: Horsa Ln, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0UE, United Kingdom
No Toilets and baby facilities that I could see
No refreshments on site
Dogs not allowed in the play area
Picnics possible but no benches
Buggy accessible though terrain is all grass